Author Archives: Cass Nevada

About Cass Nevada

bird lover, runner, artist, urban farmer, teacher, writer, planner, meditator and recycler.

Only thought

She bounded over a broken and bloody body with athletic speed and grace, diving to hoped-for safety beneath a temporary scaffold. Her only thought: I am still breathing. Athletic Advertisements

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Question

If repetition is a chant…well, so, I knew this guy a long time ago, he had some issues, it’s true. He had boxes and boxes of journals, he wrote nearly every day, for all the good it did. He would … Continue reading

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Dis and dat.

DIS is the stock symbol for Walt Disney Co. That’s Disney World to you and me. As in, “dis iz it,” but completely different. When visiting DIS, you do not want to disobey, disrespect, or in any way disturb the … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the Devil

It’s an old question. One of those all-revealing choices, this or that, two camps, two-paths-in-life kind of question and while I often find those more annoying than useful, this one has legs. Cuz the Rolling Stones sang about sex, about … Continue reading

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I am: overcome

she spoke in a whisper, barely audible to the girl on the other end of the line. “come over.” “you’re sure?” “yes.” “what about your parents.” “they’re gone. it’s cool. come over.” “ok.” the girl on the other end taps … Continue reading

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That was then: crescendo

A long time ago when I was in my twenties, I played Beethoven’s Ninth over and over, window-shakingly loud, downstairs-neighbor-pounding-on-ceiling loud. I wanted the crescendo to block everything out, I wanted it to block everything out because the world seemed … Continue reading

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WP Daily prompt: Finite

Daily prompt: Finite It is true that there are finite resources. It is true that we live in a world of finite resources. It is true that we pretend otherwise. Yesterday I moved with grace and fluidity. I felt as … Continue reading

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I survived PiBoIdMo

That’s Picture Book Idea Month, fyi. And I survived it with exactly 30 ideas for books. Ideas are idea, of course, and don’t transform themselves into anything and anyway, right now I’m really gyrating between words and pictures, so much … Continue reading

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Gouache? Really?

Well, gotta admit, gouache is a good word. And the constant second-guessing about the o and the u is pretty entertaining. But really? I just haven’t used it in a very long time. Oops! I haven’t written in a while, … Continue reading

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Moving indoors

Well, what can I say? This summer in Seattle, brilliant sunny day after day after day, often left me recalling summer in my hometown in SoCal–get your outdoor work done early, chill in the shade later on.  Life in the … Continue reading

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